14th AVN Awards
|14th AVN Awards|
1997 AVN Awards Show VHS box cover
|Date||January 11, 1997|
|Site||Riviera Hotel & Casino, Winchester, Nevada|
|Produced by||Gary Miller|
|Directed by||Mark Stone|
|Best Picture||Bobby Sox (Best Film)|
|Most awards||Shock (11)|
The 14th AVN Awards ceremony, organized by Adult Video News (AVN), took place January 11, 1997 at Riviera Hotel & Casino, Winchester, Nevada, beginning at 7:45 p.m. PST / 10:45 p.m. EST. During the show, AVN presented AVN Awards (the industry's equivalent of the Academy Awards) in 41 categories honoring the best pornographic films released between Oct. 1, 1995 and Sept. 30, 1996. The ceremony was produced by Gary Miller and directed by Mark Stone. Comedian Bobby Slayton returned as host, with actresses Nici Sterling and Kylie Ireland as co-hosts. At a pre-awards event held the previous evening, 60 more AVN Awards, mostly for technical achievements, were given out by hostess Dyanna Lauren and comedy ventriloquist Otto of Otto & George, however, the pre-awards event was neither televised nor distributed on VHS tapes as was the main evening’s ceremony.
Shock won the most awards with 11, however, Bobby Sox, an "off-beat period piece comedy" that received six statuettes, won for best film. Flesh and Blood was next with five awards including best gay feature.
- 1 Winners and nominees
- 2 Presenters and performers
- 3 Ceremony information
- 4 See also
- 5 Notes
- 6 Bibliography
- 7 External links
Winners and nominees
The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 11, 1997. Missy was the first actress to win both Starlet of the Year and the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award in the same year. Kurt Young, however, was second to win the major gay awards in the same year, taking Gay Video Performer of the Year and Best Newcomer.
|Best Film||Best Shot-on-Video Feature|
|Best New Starlet|
|Male Performer of the Year||Female Performer of the Year|
|Best Actor—Film||Best Actress—Film|
|Best Actor—Video||Best Actress—Video|
|Best Supporting Actor—Film||Best Supporting Actress—Film|
|Best Supporting Actor—Video||Best Supporting Actress—Video|
|Best Director—Film||Best Director—Video|
|Best Sex Comedy||Best All-Sex Video|
|Best Selling Tape of the Year||Best Renting Tape of the Year|
|Best Gonzo Tape||Best Gonzo Series|
|Best Couples Sex Scene—Film||Best Couples Sex Scene—Video|
|Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Film||Best All-Girl Sex Scene—Video|
Additional award winners
The previous night, January 10, 1997, during AVN's pre-awards cocktail reception, hostess adult film actress hostess Dyanna Lauren and comedy ventriloquist Otto of Otto & George handed out these awards, mostly for technical excellence:
Honorary AVN Awards
Special Achievement Awards
- Mark Stone and Gary Miller on their 10th anniversary producing the AVN Awards Show
- Berth Milton Jr. and Robert Tremont for their success with Private Video
AVN Breakthrough Award
Hall of Fame
AVN Hall of Fame inductees for 1997, announced during AVN's pre-awards event, were: Bunny Bleu, R. Bolla, Michael Carpenter, Desiree Cousteau, Duck Dumont, Jeanna Fine, Gail Force, Ken Gibb (posthumously), Victoria Paris, Jeannie Pepper, John Stagliano, Joey Stefano (posthumously), John Travis, Dick Witte
Multiple nominations and awards
Shock won the most awards with 11; Bobby Sox was next with six, followed by gay video Flesh and Blood with five. Buttman’s Bend Over Babes 4, Conquest, The Show, Silver Screen Confidential and Unleashed had three apiece. American Tushy! Idol in the Sky, Night Walk and Switchhitters VIII had two each.
Presenters and performers
Comedian Bobby Slayton made a return engagement as host of the show. This year the show was centered around an international theme, “the world of adult,” with added emphasis on European presenters and awards. This was the first year the awards ceremony was split over two nights, with a pre-awards event held January 10, 1997, where awards for technical achievements were distributed, while the main awards were presented January 11, 1997.
The top selling and renting tape of the year was Shock, although it was tied in the best-selling category with World’s Biggest Gang Bang 2. There were several new awards categories this year including Best Advertisement and the AVN Breakthrough Award to acknowledge "those who were carving new niches and forging new territories in the adult business."
The show received a negative reception from Hustler magazine, which said, “Long-winded speeches from several award winners threatened to bore everyone to death.” It went on to add that since AVN is a trade publication paid for by ads "from the same adult video companies it bestows awards upon, the critical value of such honors is subject to debate." Swank Video World magazine was a bit more positive, calling the show "the most glamourous night in the adult industry."
- AVN Award for Best Actress
- AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress
- AVN Award for Female Foreign Performer of the Year
- AVN Female Performer of the Year Award
- List of members of the AVN Hall of Fame
- Ross, Gene (March 1997). "Shock, Bobby Sox Dominate the 14th Annual AVN Awards Show". Adult Video News. Vol. 13 no. 3. Van Nuys, California: AVN Publications, Inc. pp. 20–69. ISSN 0883-7090.
- Paige, Cinnamon (August 1998). "Exxxtra! Exxxtra!". Adult Cinema Review. Vol. 16 no. 8. New York, New York: Princeton Publishing, Inc. pp. 6–10. ISSN 0277-2914.
- "Porn Vixens in Vegas!". Club International. Vol. 22 no. 6. Sandy Hook, Connecticut: Paragon Publishing, Inc. June 1998. pp. 26–29. ISSN 0747-0819.
- "The 1998 Adult Video News Awards!". High Society. Vol. 23 no. 8. New York, New York: Crescent Publishing Group Inc. August 1998. pp. 106–111.
- Stone, Mark (Director) (1997). 1997 AVN Awards (videotape). VCA Pictures.
- "1997 AVN". Swank's Video World. Paramus, New Jersey: Swank Publications, Inc. June 1997. pp. 66–67.
- Recob, Den (August 25, 1997). "AVN 1997 Awards Show". Cyberspace Adult Video Reviews. Denny Recob. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
This is a well put together video. It shows who won the 1997 awards for best performances of 1996 videos.
- "Video News Awards: Winners Gather With Losers in Las Vegas". Hustler. LFP Publications, Inc. June 1997. p. 32.
- "Backstage at the Flesh Film Awards". Cheri Magazine. July 1997.
- "Award Winning Pussy!". High Society magazine. July 1997. p. 90.
- "AVN Awards event report". Bachelor magazine (in Japanese). Japan. April 1997.
- "CES & AVN Awards show". Dick magazine (in Japanese). Japan. April 1997.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to AVN Awards.|
- Official website
- Adult Video News Awards at the Internet Movie Database
- Adult Video News Awards 1997 (1997 Video) on IMDb
- Adult Video News Awards 1997 at the Internet Adult Film Database
- 1997 AVN Awards at the Adult Film Database
- "1997 AVN Award Winners" and categories at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine